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cinnamon apple cake with crackle glaze

Cinnamon Apple Cake with Cinnamon Crackle Glaze

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


My Grandma's Apple Cake with Cinnamon Crackle Glaze is tender, studded with fruit and nuts and is topped with the most delicious cinnamon glaze!



For the cake:

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 granulated sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup walnut pieces
  • 2 1/2 cups apples (diced)

For the glaze

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick Pure Vanilla extract


For the cake

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Prepare a 9x13 baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. With a hand mixer or in the bowl of your stand mixer, cream together sugars, eggs and oil until well blended.
  4. Add dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Fold in apples and nuts.
  6. Pour the batter into baking pan. (It will be thick with the apples and nuts very visible.)
  7. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

For the glaze

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, stir or whisk together all ingredients.
  2. Allow glaze to thicken slightly - stirring frequently - and pour it over the warm cake.
  3. Use a spatula to quickly and gently, spread the glaze over the surface of the cake.
  4. Allow cake to cool, then slice and serve.


A quick tip: Since the cake and glaze have similar ingredients, measure the ingredients for the glaze right into your saucepan as you measure them for the cake.

Keywords: apple cake, cinnamon glaze